NSA Patents The Ability To Spy On You Via The Internet
from the think-they'll-start-suing-people? dept
While the NSA is well known for being quite advanced technically speaking, you don’t often associate them with patents. You get the feeling that the NSA prefers to keep its technical know-how as closely-guarded internal secrets. However, perhaps they’re branching out a bit. They’ve patented a geo-location system that tries to pinpoint where you are based on your IP address. Others are already doing the same thing, but it’s not clear if they violate this patent. Still, you have to wonder what the NSA is going to do with the patent. If others start figuring out your location, are they going to sue for patent infringement?